The Children’s Bookshow in Manchester

Please note this post contains affilliate links Back in the early summer, the older children and I were invited along to the Children’s Bookshow event in Manchester. I checked the date and agreed we could go. I’ll confess to not having known too much about the Children’s Bookshow, nor what…

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Earning our WWF Badges

Over the last month or two, I have seen other home educating families sharing some of the things that they have been doing to earn the WWF youth badges.  It has been on my list of things to do with the children for a while now, but we had been…

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Exploring Poetry with Young Children

Please note the links in this post are affiliate links For a while now, I have been wanting to do more in the way of exploring poetry with the children. I always found it quite thought-provoking when I was at school and I think there is a skill to be…

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A Visit to St Matthew’s, Edgeley

A few weeks back, probably towards the end of the summer holidays, I went along to a community group called ‘Friendly Fridays’. It was there that I got chatting to a lady called Pam and when she learned that we home educate, she offered us a tour of a local…

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Hitting Reset and taking stock

Sometimes, it feels like, despite best efforts, we can be on a bit of a treadmill of life. Since June/July time I think it’s fair to say we weren’t a happy home. I am always honest about the challenges of home education. There’s no point in presenting an ‘insta-fabulous’ life.…

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